Nestled in the heart of the highly sought-after Travis Country neighborhood in Austin, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is an embodiment of modern elegance and comfort. With an expansive 2,873 sq ft of living space (per appraiser), this updated ranch home offers the perfect blend of contemporary living and the tranquil charm of a mature neighborhood.
Fifty years ago, visionary developer Walter Carrington embarked on a mission to create Austin's first environmentally planned community, resulting in the unique Travis Country neighborhood. Unconventional in the best way, this community became a paradise for families, with winding streets, spacious homes, holiday parades, and abundant recreational amenities. A hallmark of this neighborhood is its walkability, with the renowned Regents School of Austin just a stroll or bicycle ride away.
The home itself is a testament to modern luxury. In 2014, a complete gut renovation brought the home down to the studs. The project revitalized the interior and extended the foundation, adding approximately 500 sq. ft. of living space. Over $300,000 was invested in the transformation, ensuring top-tier updates. Upgrades included all new electrical wiring, a tankless hot water heater, and raised ceiling heights. The doors throughout the house were also extended to 8 feet, accompanied by several pocket doors and French doors leading to the back porch. The kitchen features Bosch gas appliances, including a cooktop and double oven, with soapstone countertops and a Carrara marble backsplash. Bathrooms are adorned with granite, Caesarstone, and travertine. 7.5” plank hardwood flooring graces the main living areas, while ceramic tile and plush carpet provide a touch of warmth to the bathrooms and bedrooms. The enhancements didn't stop there. In 2017, a new sprinkler system was introduced to the yard, ensuring lush greenery year-round. In 2021, all remaining original windows were replaced with Simonton windows, delivering energy efficiency and elegance. A new patio and landscaping were thoughtfully added to address runoff concerns. The home also features a heavy interior wall insulation for soundproofing, energy-efficient plantation shutters, and a state-of-the-art HVAC system newly installed in 2022.
For those who love the great outdoors, this property is a true gem. The home sits on an unusually large lot for the neighborhood with a huge backyard. It's also just one block away from the Barton Creek Greenbelt, offering an extensive trail system for hiking and mountain biking. The upper end of the greenbelt provides a more private and serene experience, with safety in mind. The Travis Country neighborhood is a haven for active individuals, with people walking and kids riding their bikes throughout the day.
Community amenities are also abundant, including two pools and a swim club for children. The neighborhood even boasts tennis courts and pickleball courts for residents' enjoyment.
When it comes to dining and shopping, you're spoiled for choice. Local favorites like Chuy's, Torchy's Taco, and Rudy's are just minutes away, as are national chains like LongHorn Steakhouse and Whole Foods. Additionally, the proximity to major roadways like MoPac and I-35 ensures easy access to downtown Austin or a quick escape to the scenic countryside. Multiple hi-tech companies such as AMD, ARM, and Global Foundries are also now here on Southwest Parkway within walking distance.
This Travis Country home is not only a luxurious oasis but also a gateway to a vibrant and active community. With a blend of modern updates and a serene, well-established neighborhood, this property offers the perfect lifestyle for those seeking the best of Austin living. Don't miss your chance to make this impeccable residence your new home.
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